The Data School Blog

Context Filters in Tableau

While working with the Sample Superstore data set (yet again!), it was required to show the sales for the top 10 most profitable customers in the Small Business segment. I dragged ‘Customer Name’ to rows and Sales to columns and filtered the ‘Customer Name’ by ‘Top...

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Quick Table Calcs, how to use, how to understand

A few weeks ago, we learned how to use quick table calcs in Tableau, this feature allows a user to quickly explore their measures and dimensions in a different way, or to quickly apply a commonly used calculation to your selected measure. They are fantastic for...

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Using Sets to Colour a Map

While using maps, we sometimes want to show multiple colors for a single dimension on it. Let's say, top 5 and bottom 5 states by profit in a country. An easy way to do this is by creating sets which means having a subset of data of top 5 and bottom 5 states by...

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Grouping With Tableau Prep Builder

This Blog I will be writing about a feature of Tableau Prep Builder that I really like using, “Grouping”. I’ve grown to appreciate how it is done in Prep Builder after getting frustrated using other methods. To clarify, grouping is collecting values of a dimension...

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The Show/Hide Button is here! An in-depth explanation.

Clutter is a necessary evil, one that anyone working with a data visualization is going to have to deal with at some point. Many customers want to be able to take a visualization and adjust as many settings as possible. Being able to provide so many degrees of freedom...

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Alteryx Designer Core Certification Exam Made Easy

Are you planning to give Alteryx Designer Core Certification Exam? This blog is right for you. Here are some useful tips from my experience for you- Follow Prep Guide- In Alteryx Community there is Preparation Guide given for preparing for the exam which really covers...

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My trips in Sydney – Part 1

In this blog post, I'll be taking you through the steps that I took to parse data from a series of PDF files containing records from my public transport trips in Sydney. A second post that I will publish next week will be showing a Tableau visualisation of that data...

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Tableau in Motion

Animation in Tableau is mainly used for analyzing seasonal trends or simply placing measures over a period. Using time series such as months, days, and minutes will give you the ability to set each interval as an individual page. A motion chart, as its name suggests,...

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